Suggestions for rooms on the beach?

Old Apr 8th, 2002, 06:03 AM
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Suggestions for rooms on the beach?

The little wife and I are planning an anniversary trip next spring and want, ideally, to stay literally on the a door and there's the sand, know what I mean? Preferrably no walking to the beach more than 10 yards. Price isn't a big concern (within reason, of course). Any suggestions?

We're currently considering Caneel Bay and Biras Creek, but were wondering if there are other places in the Caribbean that would fit the bill.
Old Apr 8th, 2002, 08:26 AM
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Biras doesn't fit the description - swimming beach is a bike ride away. Try Peter Island instead, beachfront. also Guana Island
Old Apr 8th, 2002, 08:53 AM
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Caneel at Scotts Beach or Hawksnest will fit the bill. Low key, great snorkeling, love dining in Cruz Bay and breakfasts & dinner at Turtle Bay on Caneel.
Little Dix is nice too, and you could split between LDB and Caneel.
Another island would be Anguilla, not green and hilly like St. John, but wonderful beaches and restaurants. Great hotels, such as Cap Juluca, Covecastles and Frangipani.
Old Apr 8th, 2002, 05:45 PM
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The place I am going to recommend is only rated a 3 star overall. But,if you upgrade to the highest possible category & tell them you want a room right on the beach you will get a large room w/ a king bed, sitting area, spacious bathroom. Roll out of bed, open your door & you are on the beach!
It is: Rex Halcyon in Aruba. Now, I must tell you that while this upgraded room is right on the beach & the beach is beautiful
(spectacular sunsets) the main restaurant overlooks the parking lot & this really bothered us! So, don't do AI if you go there.
Old Apr 8th, 2002, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for the advice, everyone.

I realize the beach on which the rooms sit at Biras Creek is not a great swimming beach, but is the sand ok and just the surf's too heavy, or is it a poor beach all the way around?

Any other location suggestions?
Old Apr 8th, 2002, 08:16 PM
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The beach at Biras is fingd for walking with thick soled shoes. It is very rocky and surf is strong. No one goes in at all. We did enjoy collecting some shells, sea fans, and drift wood one day tho. The cottages are righr there but those guests mainly enjoy the sea view and sound of the surf from their terraces. The swimming beach is not far and all rooms come with bikes. The food is super. We were there in Feb 2000.
Old Apr 20th, 2002, 08:24 AM
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Look up SandCastle on Jost Van Dyke - you walk onto the sand and hear the surf all night. It is no frills but the food is top notch. At full capacity, this resort has 12 guests - the Soggy Dollar Bar does bring in day sailers. We went in October 2000 and the weather was perfect. If you are looking for alot of action and night life, this is not the place. You can go to St. Thomas or St John's for the day and there is always "Foxys Bar" over the mountain. But to get away from it all, be on the beach and relax, this was our best beach vacation.
Old Apr 20th, 2002, 10:21 AM
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Galley Bay in Antigua meets your needs
Old Apr 20th, 2002, 11:30 AM
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You might consider Petit Saint Vincent. Http://
Palm Island in the Genedines is another idea. You might consider Fiji - that is a great destination at some of the private or small islands. If you are on the west coast we would go to Fiji. If you choose Caneel Bay, you would enjoy spending time at their other property Little Dix. They have good split programs.
Guana Island has the rooms 300 feet above the beach but we love the island and will always go back.
Old Apr 20th, 2002, 12:33 PM
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It really depends just as much what type of resort and island you are looking for. Biras is my absolute favorite because of the relaxed, intamate feeling that both the resort and island have. Several of the other suggestions are also very nice but the islands and resorts are much bigger and built up. Really depends what you are looking for

The sound of the waves hitting the beach and the view from the rooms at Biras can not be beat...not to mention the exceptional culinary delights! Good luck....Carol
Old Apr 20th, 2002, 12:49 PM
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I agree with Caneel and Little Dix, and I would add Hawksnest ( Antigua), Sapphire (STT), Intercontinental ( a room in the 5000 series) (Cozumel) and the beach (rondoval) rooms at Sandals - Antigua.
Old Apr 20th, 2002, 01:30 PM
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Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman also fits what your looking for. And instead of a resort have you ever considered renting a private condo. Much more privacy, and the condos are right on the beach. You open your door and your on the beach, soft white sand, with a gorgeous view of the water. Excellent dining in Grand Cayman also. If your interested check out for info. Good luck with your search.
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